The biggest thing I’ve learnt from 20 years in technology. TLDR; Inclusive Teams Deliver

DAY 2 | 09:30-10:00

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that agile teams produce better outcomes. But is that really as true as we think? Is it working to an agile format or something else that makes these teams really work? 

It’s been almost 20 years since the Agile Manifesto was created. How has it changed the way we work? Is the way forward about what we do, how our teams look or how we think? 

This session presents years of research done with many ThoughtWorks teams – and a way forward, intertwined with the Agile Manifesto. We give a vision for the future that builds on what the best teams already do – but often do unknowingly. By making these actions a mindset, conscious and thoughtful, we can have huge impacts.


Dr J Harrison

Harbinger of Change.

Out as Non-Binary GenderQueer for over 10 years, Dr J has been bringing queer theory (with a slice of humour) into the tech space. This combines well with their years of experience using agile processes and a talent for really understanding clients. Their passion? How you can do things better with simple changes – bringing their Service Design thinking into both the Technology and the Diversity and Inclusion spaces.